This Sunday, May 11th, will mark the centennial anniversary of Mother’s Day. It was recognized as a national holiday a hundred years ago by President Woodrow Wilson and has been celebrated every second Sunday of May since then. A now very commercialized holiday, Mother’s Day is known to be the 3rd largest retail holiday.
There are 85.4 million mothers in the U.S. and 87% of the population will pay tribute to them this Sunday. In fact, each people will spend an average of 169$ for gifts and flowers for their mother.
Even though Mother’s Day has become a very commercialized holiday, the true spirit of this special day is to honor motherhood and to say thank you to our mother for giving us life as well as to celebrate the special bond that we share with her. Actually, the founder, Anna Jarvis wasn’t impressed with the commercialization of Mother’s Day. You can read more about it in my post of last year.
Nowadays, gifts are very important on holidays and the infographic below, created by Bing Ads, is full of cool facts about Mother’s day. You will see on it:
- Mother’s Day fun facts
- Who is buying gifts
- How much money people spend on Mom
- Where people shop
- Popular gifts for Mom
- and more…
So this Sunday, show your mother how precious she is for you by doing something special. If you want to buy her a gift, choose it thoughtfully to express all the love you have for her. Although, I am sure that having her children with her on her special day is the only thing she wants.
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